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What’s that smell? The Rock cooking up a presidential campaign—possibly.

A committee set up to back professional wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson for president in 2020 filed with Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday. The Hill was the first to report the news.

The organization, dubbed Run the Rock 2020, was set up by a West Virginia man, Kenton Tilford, though it is not known what ties, if any, he has to the Baywatch star.

The 45-year-old has spoken previously about running for president. In an interview with GQ in May, he said, “I think that it's a real possibility.” 

Johnson recalled to the magazine how his name began popping up in opinion pieces and social media as a potential commander-in-chief during the divisive 2016 election, which was ultimately won by Donald Trump.

“A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful,’” he said. “I didn't want to be flippant—‘We'll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!’”

In an interview with Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Tonight Show later in May, the former WWE champion said he thinks he has a shot at running for office because “I’ve become a guy that a lot of people can relate to.”

He also already has a campaign slogan, which, it seems, is a verbal smackdown directed at Trump: “More poise, less noise.”

The Fast & Furious star went a step further while hosting the season finale of Saturday Night Live in May, announcing his candidacy for 2020 in a skit. Oh, and his running mate? Tom Hanks. Now that’s a ticket America can get behind.

Johnson and his manager Dany Garcia’s spokesperson did not immediately return Newsweek ’s request for comment on the campaign.